Professor Donald Vincent, a Gentleman and a Scholar

by Yasmine Dabash

This is part four of a five-part series for Yasmine Dabash’s Fall 2017 Honors Project. For this project, Dabash interviews five journalists about their careers in journalism. Here Dabash speaks with Professor Donald Vincent.

My initial interest in Professor Donald Vincent’s career was in the brief radio career he had before going to graduate school. In the radio industry, he was not a on-air personality, per say, but he did end up on the air occasionally as a producer for a CHR (Contemporary Hits Radio) station’s Saturday morning show. He worked under the Clear Channel Communications conglomerate. Interestingly enough, said conglomerate is now known as iHeartCommunications. If that sounds familiar, it is because you have at some point heard of iHeartRadio since its 2008 inception.

Although Vincent’s radio career was riveting, to say the least, I found out his scholarly career was quite established.

Some of Vincent’s published works include:

  • Vincent, D. E., Anker, A. E., & Feeley, T. H. (in press). Religion and the decision to donate organs: Exploring the potential role of religious leaders. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology.
  • Feeley, T. H., Anker, A. E., Vincent, D. E., & Williams, C. R. (2010). Promoting organ donation through college student campaigns. In J. Siegel & E. Alvaro (Eds.), Understanding organ donation: Applied behavioral science perspectives (pp. 200-220). West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Feeley, T. H., Tamburlin, J., & Vincent, D. E. (2008). An educational intervention for first-year medical students on organ and tissue donation. Progress in Transplantation, 18, 103-108.
  • Feeley, T. H. & Vincent, D. E. (2007). How organ donation is represented in newspaper articles in the United States. Health Communication, 21, 125-131.
  • Vincent, D. E. (2006). Exploring college students’ family discussion about organ and tissue donation. Communication Research Reports, 23, 299-308.

Despite his radio and scholarly prowess, you most likely know Vincent as an Associate Professor of Digital Media and Communications. He has taught the following courses at Hilbert College (note: some of these courses are past courses and some are present):

  • COM 110 Introduction to Mass Media
  • COM 151 Public Speaking
  • COM 210 Media Analysis
  • COM 230 Organizational Communication
  • COM 261 Concepts of Integrated Marketing
  • COM 310 Communication Theory
  • COM 320 Communications Law & Ethics
  • COM 323 Gender & Communications
  • COM 344 Public Relations Writing
  • COM 348 Advertising Copy Writing
  • COM 351 Speaking for the Professions
  • COM 362 Integrated Marketing Research
  • COM 460 Persuasive Campaigns
  • COM 495 Portfolio Design

Next semester, Vincent is teaching Media Analysis (COM 210), Communication Theory (COM 211), Concepts of Integrated Marketing (COM 261), Internship (COM 491), and Junior Symposium (COM 402). He is a great professor so hurry and join one of his classes before they fill up!

If you would like to get in touch with Professor Donald Vincent, he can be reached at his email, which is dvincent@hilbert.edu, or you can stop by his office, which is 156 Paczesny Hall.

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